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Axon VR promises real haptic feedback for your sojourns into virtual reality

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-12-11-07-pm Have you ever wanted to feel a dragon breathe on your wrist? A tiny reindeer paw at your palm? A virtual robot skitter up your arm and burrow into your chest? Axon VR is about to let you. IEEE Spectrum’s Evan Ackerman checked out the Axon VR device at CES a few weeks ago and it looks like the sleeper hit of the show given how little it was covered and how amazing it looks. The box, a… Read More
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John Biggs

January 23rd

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Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-10-26-21-am My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification. The $24 hats include a lossless DAC, a mini-amplifier, and a high-resolution audio output with COAX and optical audio out. If you, like Neil Young, require the utmost fidelity in your music… Read More
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John Biggs

January 23rd

Gadgets

Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-10-26-21-am My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification. The $24 hats include a lossless DAC, a mini-amplifier, and a high-resolution audio output with COAX and optical audio out. If you, like Neil Young, require the utmost fidelity in your music… Read More
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John Biggs

January 23rd

Gadgets

Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-10-26-21-am My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification. The $24 hats include a lossless DAC, a mini-amplifier, and a high-resolution audio output with COAX and optical audio out. If you, like Neil Young, require the utmost fidelity in your music… Read More
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John Biggs

January 23rd

Gadgets

The Edge Desk goes beyond the ball with a portable ergonomic desk system

edgenewsetup I’ve done it all. I have a standing desk. I have a sitting ball. I have a treadmill. And now I just might go back to where it all started with the Edge Desk. This Kickstarter darling raised $500,000 to produce what amounts to a portable kneeling desk. It has a huge work surface – 20×30 inches – and costs $350 for the entry level model. It folds up flat for storage and… Read More

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John Biggs

January 20th

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The Edge Desk goes beyond the ball with a portable ergonomic desk system

edgenewsetup I’ve done it all. I have a standing desk. I have a sitting ball. I have a treadmill. And now I just might go back to where it all started with the Edge Desk. This Kickstarter darling raised $500,000 to produce what amounts to a portable kneeling desk. It has a huge work surface – 20×30 inches – and costs $350 for the entry level model. It folds up flat for storage and… Read More

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John Biggs

January 20th

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Cam site CamSoda announces OhRoma scent mask integration for exactly the reason you’re thinking

ohroma-girl-hd As we approach the coming apocalypse we need bread, circuses, and odors to keep us entertained. That’s why CamSoda, a NSFW webcam site, has announced the OhRoma, a VR-compatible scent mask that injects the smells of roses, perfume, private parts into your VR webcamming experience. Yeah. You read that right. Why do you want to do such a thing? Well here’s what the CEO… Read More

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John Biggs

January 18th

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MB&F HM7 Aquapod Tourbillon looks like it just rose from the briny deep

mb-f-hm7-aquapod-watch-17 It’s SIHH in Switzerland and that means all of the biggest and weirdest manufacturers are releasing their biggest and weirdest watches. Our favorite so far? This wild HM7 Aquapod, a watch that looks like it once attacked James Cameron while he was burbling around down in the Mariana Trench. Before we get to the bad news lets just revel in the majesty of this thing. It’s a… Read More

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John Biggs

January 17th

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The Sengled Pulse is a clever but problematic take on whole-home audio

bulb_page_b_sec_1 Sengled is the latest manufacturer to jump into the smart bulb space and their products, while a bit behind the curve, are clever and – most important – cheap. Their smartest smart bulbs are $10 cheaper than the arguably top-of-the-line Philips LIFX bulbs and they also offer the Pulse, a pair of bulbs containing an LED light source and JBL Bluetooth speakers for about $100.… Read More

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John Biggs

January 17th

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Clothing maker Scott Jordan talks about the future of fashion

screen-shot-2017-01-16-at-12-19-53-pm Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the ScottEVest, a vest with loads of pockets and secret channels for headphones and other cables. Now, after over a decade in the business, he believes that while our clothing might seem more high tech the… Read More

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John Biggs

January 16th

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